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Inmate Escape from Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp CC#41

VALYERMO, CA – On Sunday, March 28, 2010, at approximately 11:06 P.M., Inmate Carl Smith was confirmed to have escaped from Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp, located in Valyermo, California. Escape procedures were immediately initiated, to include notifying local law enforcement agencies.

Inmate Smith, 30, is a minimum-custody inmate from San Bernardino County, who was serving a four-year sentence for receiving a stolen vehicle. He is a Black male with short black hair, brown eves and medium build. He is 5’9” and weighs 210 pounds. He was last seen at 10:15 PM. possibly wearing grey sweats or orange clothing. If anyone sees an individual matching this description, contact Lt. W. Mock at Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp at (661) 944-0173 or dial 911.

Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp, CC #41, is located in Los Angeles County and houses 136 inmates. It is jointly operated by CAL-FIRE and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and is under the jurisdiction of Sierra Conservation Center. The purpose of the camp is to respond to emergencies and wild land fires.